Hallelujah! What A Savior by James Merritt

"Hallelujah! What A Savior"
James Merritt
Hebrews 1:1-3


1. Over one hundred years ago, perhaps the greatest preacher since the New Testament was written, a man by the name of Charles Spurgeon, approached his pulpit, opened his Bible to the text we are going to preach on, and said, "I have nothing to do tonight but to preach Jesus Christ."[1] I must tell you at the beginning, that my only intention today is simply to preach the Lord Jesus Christ. Because I have found that when you preach Jesus you are in good company.

2. Luke tells us that the very first Christians, in the very first church, "did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ." (Acts 5:42) When Philip went down to Samaria he "preached Christ to them." (Acts 8:5) When he climbed into the Ethiopian's chariot, he "preached Jesus to him." (Acts 8:35) The spark of salvation had just barely ignited a fire in Paul's heart, when we read, "immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues." (Acts 9:20) You can get in trouble preaching a lot of things, but you never go wrong when you preach Jesus.

3. God inspired the Scripture so that Jesus might be shown, and God sent the Spirit that Jesus might be known. The fact of the matter is, in all of human history there has never been anyone like the Lord Jesus Christ. An anonymous author wrote these accurate, and may I say, immortal words, years ago:

More than 1900 years ago there was a man born contrary to laws of life. This man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity....Only once did he cross the boundary of the country in which he lived; that was during his exile in childhood....In infancy he startled the king; in childhood he puzzled the doctors; in manhood he ruled the course of nature, walk-ed upon the billows as if on pavement, and hushed the sea to sleep....He never wrote a book, and yet all of the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about him....He ...

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